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[movies]The Renunciation
The Renunciation is a film made by D W Griffith in 1909. Like many if his early Biograph films it is rather simplistic and a bit convoluted but remember, he was making 2 or 3 of them a week.
Keywords: silents; griffith
Downloads: 391
[movies]The Golden Louis
The Golden Louis directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It is a lovely little Victorian piece much like "The Little Match Girl" of a small girl begging in the winter street.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 615
[movies]One is Business,; The Other Crime. - D W Griffith
One is Business,; The Other is Crime. was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. In it we follow two couples, one rich, one poor and here Griffith draws a distinction between white collar crime and the more obvious street crime.Blanche Sweet stars.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 849
[movies]A Trap For Santa - D W Griffith
This is a fragment of a film that D W Griffith made in 1909. I wish I had the full video. I would love to finish adding music to it. In this one, though there is no indication of Christmas I have taken a cue from Santa and chosen Christmas music from the era. The title card says "A Trap for Santa" but advertising called it "A Trap For Santa Claus" Here is how IMDB describes the full plot "The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come through the window because ...
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 1,163
[movies]Lonely Villa - D W Griffith
Lonely Villa was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. If you look it up on Wikipedia or IMDB it is listed as "The Lonely Villa" but the name on the title card is as presented here. An interesting drama with a simple plot. Watch the tramp who first visits the house with the letter. You can almost hear him taking vocal directions from Griffith.
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 1,556
[movies]A Beast at Bay - D W Griffith
A Beast at Bay was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. It stars Mary Pickford as the girl. These pictures were made so quickly, averaging two a week, that there are always errors that are allowed to pass. For example the tramp who tries to start a fight is almost off camera. But there are also regular advances in film technique. The cutting between the train and the cars, or the point of view shot when the hero looks through the binoculars.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 2,444
[movies]The Love Flower - D.W. Griffith
An accused murderer is hiding out on a South Sea island with his daughter. The long arm of the law is closing in. How far will she go to make sure that her dear old dad stays free?Made by D.W Grifftih, with Carol Dempster, seems to be under Public DomainMore details : bdfci.info
Keywords: griffith; love; flower; dempster
Downloads: 200
[movies]The Indian Brothers
The Indian Brothers is a 1911 D.W. Griffith Biograph Studios short.
Keywords: griffith; Indian; west; silents
Downloads: 784
[movies]Fighting Blood - D W Griffith
Fighting Blood was directed by D W Griffith in 1911. It is one of his Buograph shorts, a rip roaring cowboy and Indian tale with lots of horses and gun play so I added plenty of exciting music and sound effects. Hope you can live with it. Enjoy.
Keywords: Griffith; ab; silents
Downloads: 1,194 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Scarlet Street - D. W. Griffith
Scarlet Street - D W Griffith - 1919 - From IMDB "A romantic bandit named Alvarez, wanted for raids on the mining camps of the California gold rush in 1849, is reformed by the love of a good woman." I am not sure why I am uploading this film. It is considered by many to be Griffith's worst. Perhaps history drives me. At any rate you have been warned.
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 676 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Those Awful Hats - D W Griffith
A short film by D W Griffith made in 1908i to remind ladies to remove their large hats.
Keywords: griffith; silents
Downloads: 912
[movies]The Painted Lady - D W Griffith
The Painted Lady, D W Griffith 1912. So much is compressed into this short, it could easily have been a feature. Suffice it to say, it contains a perfectly lovely performance by Blanche Sweet. Warch her face, particular;ly in the ending scenes.
Keywords: silemnts; griffith
Downloads: 893
[movies]The Miser's Heart
A 1911 short directed by D,W. Griffith. A simple story, typical of Griffith with Donald Crisp as one of the cops and Blanch Sweet as the neighbor. Billy Bitzer was cameraman. Notice the AB on the side of the stairs. This was what the American Biograph company used to protect their copyright on their films. You might also note that the burglars are wearing jackets and ties.
Keywords: Griffith; silents; slums; tenaments
Downloads: 660
[movies]The Sealed Room - D W Griffith
The Sealed Room, D.W. Griffth, 1908, a generic king seals his concubine and her minstrel lover in a room to die as per Balzac or Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" I find Griffith weakest when he makes these ventures into the distant past.
Keywords: royalty; griffith; silents
Downloads: 580
[movies]The House of The Closed Shutters - D.W. Griffith
The House of The Closed Shutters was produced in 1910. It is a Civil War story about a man who turns out to be a coward so his mother closes the shutters of her house for years after. Like many of Griffith's shorts, it is over done with histrionics, particularly by the mother. It is of interest only historically.
Keywords: Griffith; civil war
Downloads: 827
[movies]Death's Mararthon - D.W. Griffith
Death's Mararathon, directed by D.W. Griffith in 1913 stars Lionel Barrymore, Robert Harron and Blanche Sweet in a tale of rivalry over love, gambling and suicide.
Keywords: griffith; gambling; silents
Downloads: 715
[movies]Ramona - D W Griffith
Ramona was directed by D W Griffith in 1910. It is the story of a Mexican girl (played by Mary Pickford) and an Indian boy in an ill-fated love affair. It demonstrates Griffith's sympathy for the Indian in a time when such sentiments were not so widespread.
Keywords: sielnts; native-american; griffith
Downloads: 1,221
[movies]The Telephone Girl and the Lady
D.W. Griffith, 1913. This film was shot by a Griffith assistant and is not one of the best of the Biograph films though it does have a bit of camera movement unusual for that time. .
Keywords: Griffith; silent; classic; Biograph
Downloads: 763
[movies]Nursing a Viper
Nursing a Viper, 1909, directed by D.W. Griffith, Camera by Billy Bitzer. Griffith is pretty much out of his depth when he tries the French Revolution, though he did it some years later in the feature, "Orphans of the Storm"
Keywords: Griffith; silents; french; revolution
Downloads: 651
[movies]In The Border States - D.W. Wriffith
In The Border States was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1910. Griffith was born in Kentucky in 1875 so as a youth he must have heard many tales of the Civil War. He went back to that war for many of his films including this one which tells an interesting little story of a young girl who saves he life of a Southern soldier and is later rewarded..
Keywords: Civil war; Griffith
Downloads: 596
[movies]The Musketeers of Pig Alley. - D.W. Griffith
The title, is Probably an Americanization of the French, Les Mousquetaire de Pigalle, This is one of the better Griffith shorts. Made in 1913, it has a lovely performance by Lilian Gish which should remind you why she became a great star. Harry Cary who later did unbelievable stunts for John Ford and other Western directors is also in the picture. He is the tough looking gang member. Notice the interesting crowd scenes in the alley and on the street where every member of the crowd has a part to ...
Keywords: police; corruption; mon; griffith
Downloads: 2,044
[movies]A Calamitous Elopement
A Calamitous Elopement was directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company in 1908. One of the hundreds of films Griffith made for the company, it is a not particularly distinguished comedy about the comic complications a couple encounter when eloping. These pictures were often made in a week and were sometimes not well thought out. For example, why did she elope with an empty trunk?
Keywords: griffith; romance; comedey; silents
Downloads: 1,022
[movies]His Trust and His Trust Fullfilled - D.W. Grtiffith
His Trust and His Trust Fulfilled are two one-reel films directed by D.W. Griffith in 1911. They were meant to be played as one story but due to technical limitations of the day were released separately. Here they are joined with music and sound effects added. It is a somewhat touching story of an old black, an Uncle Tom like character who takes care of the daughter of his dead master. Many of the battle scenes are precursors of what Griffith would do later in Birth of a Nation and his attitudes...
Keywords: Griffith; civil war
Downloads: 568
[movies]The Burglar's Dilemma - D W Griffith
The Burglar's Dilemma was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1912. It is a tale of two brothers, Lionel Barrymore and Henry B. Wathall who get involved with a burglar. It is a nice little drama. Watch how the detectives pantomime the police "Mutt and Jeff routine" with the burglar.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 1,519
[movies]The Gibson Goddess - D.W. Griffith
The Gibson Goddess was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It is one of Griffith's few ventures into comedy with mixed results. The Gibson Girl was a very popular image at the time. Here, from IMDB is an anonymous description of the film. "A pack of admirers won't leave a beautiful woman alone at a seaside resort, so she devises a plan. She appears in a leg-revealing swimsuit, but the stockings have been stuffed with cotton to make her limbs appear misshapen...
Keywords: Gibson; 1920's; silents; Griffith
Downloads: 709
[movies]An Arcadian Maid
D.W. Griffith film about an out of work maid (Mary Pickford) who gets a job and soon starts getting hit up on by a playboy (Mack Sennett).
Keywords: silent; short; D.W. Griffith
Downloads: 1,506
[movies]The Sealed Room
"The Sealed Room" is a story by Edgar Allan Poe set in the 16th Century in which a Count (Arhtur V. Johnson) has built a windowless room in his castle. It is a small yet nice and very cozy room, as it is meant to be used to enjoy the love and company of his wife, the Countess (Marion Leonard) in a more private way. However, the Count doesn't know that his wife is not exactly faithful, as she is infatuated with the Minstrel (Henry B...
Keywords: silent; short; D.W. Griffith
Downloads: 2,110 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]The Unchanging Sea
In this story set at a seaside fishing village and inspired by a Charles Kingsley poem "The three fishers", a young couple's happy life is turned about by an accident. The husband (Arthur V. Johnson), although saved from drowning, loses his memory. A child is on the way, and soon a daughter is born to his wife (Linda Arvidson). We watch the passage of time, as his daughter (Gladys Egan) matures and his wife ages...
Keywords: silent; short; D.W. Griffith
Downloads: 1,137
[movies]The Battle of Elderbush Gulch
The Battle of Elderbush Gulch, D.W. Griffith, 1913. If you can get by the stereotype Indians, this is one of the better of D.W. Griffith's Biograph pictures. The battle scenes are quite well done and precursor to hundreds of such scenes to come.
Keywords: Cowboy; Indian; Griffith; Western; silents
Downloads: 1,075
[movies]The Birth of a Nation - D. W. Griffith
1080p HD print of The 1915 classic, Birth of a Nation
Keywords: clansmen; kkk; klan; birth; nation; griffith; silent
Downloads: 5,051 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[movies]A Corner in Wheat - D.W. Griffith
A Corner in Wheat was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It uses intercutting between the poor farmers and the wealthy society people for effect but its greatestinterste lies in its social message of greed and its effects.
Keywords: greed; griffith; futures; silents
Downloads: 4,159 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Girl And Her Trust - D.W. Griffith
The Girl And Her Trust directed by D W Griffith in 1912. It is a remake of an earlier film, The Lonedale Operator but by this time Griffith had learned a great deal about the making of movies. The picture has close-ups, and ironic cutting. Te see the words, "Nothing ever happens here" and then cut to the tramps under the platform. But toward the end he cuts between a train and a hand car and to build suspense he actually mounts the camera on a vehicle racing along the road and on the hand cart i...
Keywords: silents; Griffith. railroad; telegraph
Downloads: 2,807
[movies]Isn't Life Wonderful - D.W. Griffith
(From Wikipedia) Isn't Life Wonderful? (1924) is a film, directed by D. W. Griffith for his company D. W. Griffith Productions, and distributed by United Artists. It was based on the novel by Geoffrey Moss and it went under the alternative title Dawn. The title of the film was spoofed in the Charlie Chase comedy Isn't Life Terrible (1925). Most of the scenes were filmed in Germany and Austria. Only one was filmed in New York at the studio...
Keywords: Griffith; Dempster; Germany
Downloads: 1,688 (1 review)
[movies]Way Down East - D.W. Griffith
One of D.W Griffith's better films. It is particularly noteworthy for the great scene of the rescue from the ice at the end of the film. 1920 It is a silent.
Keywords: Griffith; silent; classic
Downloads: 2,806 1.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Swords and Hearts - D W Griffith
Swords and Hearts, D W Griffith 1911. Griffith returns to the Civil war, this time with a story of a Southern officer, who when he returns from the war, finds his fiance attached to a Northern officer, but all is well, the poor but honest girl who saved him from death still loves him. It is not bad and worth a look. I have added music and some sounds. While these Biograph shorts may seem simplistic to us today, pause to consider how exciting they must have been to audience who may never have see...
Keywords: Civil war; Griffith
Downloads: 1,799 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]The Adventures of Dollie - D W Griffith
The Adventures of Dollie was made by D W Griffith in 1908. Hr went to the Biograph studios as an aspiring actor and was asked to direct a film. He did so on the condition he not lost his acting job. This was the first picture he directed and he never turned back.
Keywords: Griffith; Biograph; silents
Downloads: 2,650
[movies]The Switchtower
The Switchtpwer 0r Saved by their Son was directed by Anthony O'Sullivan in 1913. Arogant tramps, a railroad man , counterfeiters, detectives and a boy to the rescue. How could you ask for more in about 10 minutes The switchman is played, by the way, by henry B Warthall who later starred in Birth of an Nation. I found this film under D W Griffith films and first listed it as such. It certainly looks like Griffith and includes a number of his regular players, but I bow to Wikileaks and IMBD
Keywords: Griffith; railroad; silents
Downloads: 1,803 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Enoch Arden - D W Griffith
Enoch Arden was made by D W Griffith in 1911. It is a 2 reeler based on a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. According to Wikipedia there was another production of this one made in 1915 which Griffith wrote and in which he played Philip Ray. Anyone have that one?
Keywords: silents; Griffith; sea
Downloads: 1,129
[movies]The Mender of Nets - 1912
The Mender of Nets - 1912 Short silentfilm Director: D. W. Griffith, actress Mary Pickford, Charles West ... Synopsis: A young woman who works mending fishermen's nets is engaged to be married. But her fiancé has an old love who refuses to let him go. Further, his former girlfriend has a brother who is willing to use violence to protect his sister's honor.
Keywords: d w griffith mary pickford short silent sweetheart
Downloads: 3,505 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Orphans of the Storm - D.W. Griffith
Henriette and Louise, a foundling, are raised together as sisters. When Louise goes blind, Henriette swears to take care of her forever. They go to Paris to see if Louise's blindness can be cured, but are separated when an aristocrat lusts after Henriette and abducts her. Only Chevalier de Vaudrey is kind to her, and they fall in love. The French Revolution replaces the corrupt Aristocracy with the equally corrupt Robespierre...
Keywords: Drama; Silent; D.W. Griffith
Downloads: 13,192 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Enoch Arden - D.W. Griffith
Seamen Enoch Arden (Alfred Paget) returns home after a long absence marooned on a desert island. At home he finds his wife (Lillian Gish) married to another (Wallace Reid), and though he loves her, he cannot bear to disrupt her current happiness.
Keywords: silent; short; D.W. Griffith
Downloads: 1,635 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Intolerance - D.W. Griffith
Director D.W. Griffith's expensive, most ambitious silent film masterpiece Intolerance (1916) is one of the milestones and landmarks in cinematic history. Many reviewers and film historians consider it the greatest film of the silent era. The mammoth film was also subtitled: "A Sun-Play of the Ages" and "Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages." Griffith was inspired to make this film after watching the revolutionary Italian silent film epic Cabiria (1914) by director Giovanni Pastrone...
Keywords: Silent; Drama; History; D.W. Griffith
Downloads: 85,656 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[movies]The Birth of a Nation - D.W. Griffith
In its time, "The Birth of a Nation" was a masterpiece. Its racist undertones and revisionism are quite disturbing, but it is still worth watching for its historical influence. IMDb entry: http://imdb.com/title/tt0004972/
Keywords: D.W. Griffith; The Clansman; Silent; pdmovies
Downloads: 163,624 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(26 reviews)
[movies]"Way Down East" (1920) director D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer
"Way Down East" is a poignant drama directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. This film illustrates the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.The film tells the story about a society that ostracizes women for having a child out of wedlock.  Anna meets a man, who, in order to get her affections, sets up a fake marriage with her.  Then after she becomes pregnant he betrays her.  Anna's baby dies and she is banned from the boarding house.  Anna finds wo...
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Downloads: 538 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]"Enoch Arden" (1911) director D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer
"Enoch Arden" is a short drama directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work of actress Florence La Badie, actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame. Enoch wins Annie's hand after a bitter rivalry with Philip.  Years later Enoch decides to leave on a ship to China to improve his financial fortunes. His wife and two little children are left behind.  Annie waits faithfully and vainly for his return."Enoch Arden" is one of the films from 1911 ...
Keywords: Florence La Badie; Robert Harron; D. W. Griffith; Billy Bitzer; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; silent classics; classic images; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
Downloads: 99
[movies]"Rose O' Salem-Town" (1910) director D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer
"Rose O' Salem-Town" is a short drama directed by D. W. Griffith, featuring cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. "Rose O' Salem Town"  deals with religious fanaticism and how it is sometimes used to settle personal accounts.We trust that silent film lovers will not judge harshly the quality of the print.  Many early D.W. Griffith films are only available in a paper print format, and we are all very lucky that they have survived the trials of time for us to enjoy.Directe...
Keywords: D.W. Griffith; Billy Bitzer; Biograph Company; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; silent classics; classic images; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
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[movies]"In The Border States" (1910) director D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer
"In the Border States" is a short Civil War drama directed by D. W. Griffith, featuring cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. The film deals with the human aspect of the war.  Representatives from both conflicting sides are forced to choose between the loyalty to their banner and the higher moral obligation to humanity.Directed by                        D.W...
Keywords: D.W. Griffith; Billy Bitzer; Biograph Company; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; silent Civil War classics; classic images; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
Downloads: 136
[movies]"The Golden Louis" (1909) director D. W. Griffith
"The Golden Louis" is a short drama directed by D.W. Griffith.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of Arthur Johnson, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. There is some uncertainty about the cast of this film. It was released in a split-reel with "The Politician’s Love Story" (1909), for which cinematography was done by G.W. Bitzer and Arthur Marvin.  So there is no reason why these two should not have done the same for "The Golden Louis".  However, some sources show only ...
Keywords: D.W. Griffith; Arthur V. Johnson; Biograph; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; silent classics; classic images; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
Downloads: 127
[movies]"Confidence" (1909) starring Florence Lawrence and Arthur V. Johnson
"Confidence" (1909) is a short drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Florence Lawrence, Arthur V. Johnson and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.A young woman (Florence Lawrence) escapes from her troubled life in a bar to become a nurse.  Two years later she is happily married when someone from her past recognizes her and starts a repeated blackmail for money.  Her husband (Arthur Johnson) eventually finds out about her predicament and has a choice to make: either ...
Keywords: Florence Lawrence; Arthur V. Johnson; D.W. Griffith; Billy Bitzer; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; silent classics; classic images; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
Downloads: 237
[movies]"The Mended Lute" (1909) director D. W. Griffith starring Florence Lawrence
"The Mended Lute" is a short native American drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring actress Florence Lawrence, actor Arthur Johnson and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.Rising Moon (Florence Lawrence) is separated from the man she loves when her father gives her away to a wealthier suitor.  She manages to escape captivity and reunites with her man, but they have to flee by canoe on wild river rapids chased by the enemy.The film's last three minutes do not survive...
Keywords: D.W. Griffith; Billy Bitzer; Florence Lawrence; Arthur V. Johnson; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; silent classics; classic images; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
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